I'm coming up against conflicting information here and hoped that somebody might be able to put an authoritative stamp on the truth. The following publication states that 76 Field Regt R.A. was renumbered as 42 Field Regt R.A. in April 1947 and was then composed of 68, 87 & 159 batteries. The British Army in Germany This other site (with links to former members), however, states that it was 16 Field Regt R.A. that was renumbered as 42 Field in April 1947 and 34, 27, 72 batteries became 68, 87 & 179 batteries. 1939 to 1947 This other site states the same: British Army units from 1945 on - 42nd Regiment RA (Although that information may have been sourced from the site above or vice-versa). To completely muddy the waters, my grandfather's service records seem to say: 1) He was posted to 76 Field on 14/2/47. 2) 76 Field was disbanded on 1/4/47. 3) He was posted to 16 Field on 1/4/47 4) 16 Field became 42 Field on 1/4/47. Surely if he was posted to 16 Field on April Fools' Day 1947 and that was the day on which it became 42 Field he was actually posted to 42 Field, not 16 Field? And does anybody have the truth about the battery compositions?